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Lennon killer denied parole again

2012-08-23 16:55

New York - Mark David Chapman, who shot dead Beatles star John Lennon in 1981, was denied parole from prison on Thursday for the seventh time, officials said on Thursday.

Chapman, 57, was told by the New York State Board of Parole at a hearing on Wednesday that despite his good behaviour behind bars, he could not be freed.

"Your release at this time would greatly undermine respect for the law and tend to trivialise the tragic loss of life which you caused as a result of this heinous, unprovoked, violent, cold and calculated crime," the board said in its decision.

Comments
  • wayne.hardaker.3 - 2012-08-23 17:09

    Come to SA, cough, and you'll soon be on the golf course.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-08-23 17:51

      Clive Derby Lewis will disagree with you!

      gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-23 17:59

      It beats any mediocrity decision instantly.

  • Sean Wasserman - 2012-08-23 17:26

    Very good!

  • Jane Mdakane - 2012-08-23 17:38

    Lmao @ Wayne....funny but true!!!! We can learn a lot from other countries!!!!Lol...

  • merkwaardig.obskuur - 2012-08-23 17:44

    Fantastic decision!

  • meriel.lawrie - 2012-08-23 19:16

    Seriously? You can't even get the date on which he shot Lennon right? It was 8 December 1980. \le

  • ludlowdj - 2012-08-24 09:59

    Can anyone remember what his original sentence was?

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